Sen. Marco Rubio speaks with Don Nelson

Posted at 3:29 PM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 19:23:35-05

Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio sat down with Don Nelson to discuss the future of his campaign days before his scheduled arrival in both Idaho Falls and Boise.

Sen. Rubio will be appearing at the Jackson Jet Center at 3815 Rickenbacker St, Boise, ID 83705 on Sunday, March 6th from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.  For more information, visit here.

During his interview with Don Nelson, Sen. Rubio was asked if he was in tune with western state issues such as fracking, public lands and renewable energy.

"We have a president that's expanded the reach of the Federal Government to the point where it does control too much land out west and is also impeding the ability of the private sector to fully utilize our energy resources," Sen. Rubio said

When asked how the first 100 days of Sen. Rubio's presidency would look like if elected, Rubio was adamant that he would repeal President Obama's Executive Orders.

"On my first day in office I'm going to repeal every single one of Barack Obama's unconstitutional Executive Orders. Second, I am going to move forward, hopefully there is still a vacancy there, cause I don't want Barack Obama to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. I will immediately move forward to find someone much like Justice Scalia as soon as possible to fill the vacancy created by his death, Someone that's going to interpret the Constitution as it was originally met," Sen. Rubio explained. "Third, I would get Congress to approve and increase of defense spending so we can begin to rebuild the U.S. Military. It's not the reason we have a national debt. But today we are about to have the smallest army since World War Two, the smallest Navy in a century, smallest Air Force in our history. That is unacceptable. I would also cancel the deal with Iran and make very clear to the world that we are 100% on Israel's side. I would stop releasing terrorist from Guantanamo Bay and in fact if we were to catch any jihadist alive, there going to Guantanamo. Not in America. And we would begin to layout the awareness and work that needs to be done on dealing with saving Social Security and Medicare and balancing our budget."

Stick with 6 On Your Side for full coverage on March 6th when Sen. Rubio arrives in Boise.